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Cycling Advocacy Job for Baltimore City
May 26, 2011, 9:52 am
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Cycling Advocacy Job for Baltimore City

From Bike Maryland:

Job Opening for Bike Awareness Ambassador

This is a terrific position where you will promote bike safety in Baltimore!

  • The position requires a passion for bicycling and experience in teaching workshops – preferably educational experience working with kids.
  • Most of your work will be teaching bike safety to Baltimore City Youth.
  • Additionally, if time allots, you will teach bike commuter classes to adults.
  • This position is funded by a State Highway Administration grant. It is a part-time consulting position that will run from now to October 1, 2011. Pay rate $15/hour.
  • The position is an average of 12 hours a week (the person must be available at least 1 work day (8am-5pm) per week – some work may be performed on weekends too.
  • There is the possibility that the position may continue past Oct 1st or expand in the future into a full time position.
  • Please send your resume to Carol Silldorff.

For more information about Bike Maryland, CLICK HERE.



Do You Support Maryland Offshore Windpower?
May 19, 2011, 10:44 am
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Do You Support Maryland Offshore Windpower?

From Chesapeake Climate Action Network:

As always, grassroots activists with their energy and enthusiasm will lead the way to victory in this process. That’s why on the weekend of May 21-22, CCAN will hold three separate strategy sessions in three areas of the state that will be vital to victory next year – Baltimore, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County. Another training will take place in Charles County in mid-July.

The passage of a Maryland offshore-wind bill will be a huge victory for the clean-energy movment. The May strategy sessions are your opportunity as an activist to offer your ideas and insights to help steer us down the path to victory and to become an integral part of this historic campaign. In addition to crafting a plan we’ll also review and practice some basic community outreach skills for putting those plans into action!

The Baltimore strategy session will take place on Sunday, May 22nd from 3:15 to 6:15PM at Johns Hopkins University in downtown Baltimore (see map and address below). Space is limited so please sign up for the Baltimore strategy session by entering your details below.

Event Location

Johns Hopkins University, Olin Hall Auditorium
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

If you would like to learn more about the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, CLICK HERE.



While The Rest Of the World Contemplates The Risk/Reward Of Nuclear Power, America Plods On
May 17, 2011, 10:22 am
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While The Rest Of the World Contemplates The Risk/Reward Of Nuclear Power, America Plods On

May 13, 2011, Timothy Wheeler of the Baltimore Sun:

Third Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor clears environmental review

A federal environmental review has found no reason not to permit construction of a third Calvert Cliffs nuclear power reactor in southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Friday.

The final environmental impact statement by the NRC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District recommends issuance of a construction and operating permit to Unistar to build a 1,500 megawatt pressurized water reactor near Lusby in Calvert County.

Other regulatory hurdles remain. The NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is weighing a challenge to the staff’s environmental review and whether Unistar meets federal requirements limiting foreign ownership.

While the rest of the world evaluates the nuclear disaster at Fukushima and the RISK -vs- REWARD of nuclear power, in its arrogance America (and in particular, Maryland) plods on.  While a Tsunami is not likely imminent at the Lusby, MD plant, let us not forget the close proximity of the plant to millions of people (including the President) and the other potential disasters that could occur there.  The Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland maintains hundreds of tons of nuclear waste with nowhere to go, it once had a suspected Al-Qaeda member working there and has had other rarely-mentioned safety issues such as security exercises gone awry.



Baltimore Bike To Work Day
May 16, 2011, 11:13 am
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Baltimore Bike To Work Day

On Friday May 20, 2011, Bike To Work Day will be celebrated in Baltimore. 

On May 20, 2011, cyclists will have several B2WD stations located around town to celebrate Bike To Work Day in Baltimore.  At these locations bike commuters can meet-up with other cyclists and pick up a complimentary tee-shirt, coffee, snacks and other goodies.

Whether you are a long time bike commuter or need an excuse to dust off that bike sitting in the basement, Bike To Work Day is a great opportunity to get some exercise, have some fun and show your support for cycling and bicycle safety in Baltimore City.

List of Baltimore City Bike To Work Stations:

•  Baltimore Bicycle Works -Offering treats from Red Emmas (Maryland Ave & Falls Rd)
•  Carroll Park on the Gwynns Falls Trail (near Monroe & Washington)
•  Harbor East (Aliceanna & President)
•  Joe’s Bike Shop in Mt. Washington (Falls Rd & Kelly Ave)
•  Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus)
•  Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Broadway)
•  University of Maryland, School of Law (Park at Lombard & Paca)
(with treats and coffee from Red Emmas)

For a map of the pit stop stations, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the event, visit the Baltimore Metropolitan Council site.

After Work Ride:

There will be a Gwynn Falls Bike Ride from the Park to Federal hill from 6 – 8pm.  For more information, CLICK HERE.



Eco-Shop Along The Sidewalks of Union Square

Eco-Shop The Sidewalks of Union Square

The Union Square Association (USA) is hosting a community sidewalk sale on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 8 AM to 12 noon.

Sales tables and special features will be set up in the park… PLUS even more bargains can be found in front of the historic homes throughout the neighborhood.  At the Union Square Community website a free map showing of all the Union Square participating locations will be released on the day of the sale!

This is more than just a sale of items from a single household. Multiple homes from all over Union Square will offer hundreds of treasures. You’ll find just what you’re looking for and – better yet – you’ll find things you didn’t even know you needed! Bring your friends so you all can share in the fun.

For more information, please email unionsquareassociation@gmail.com



Roland Park Weekend of Events
May 10, 2011, 8:58 am
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Roland Park Weekend of Events

Photo courtesy of RolandPark.org

Roland Park Sustainability Expo, Sat. May 14th, 10am – 3pm
On Saturday the 14th, dozens of sustainability-related exhibitors will be on hand in front of the Roland Park Library and the Roland Park Elementary and Middle School.

Native Plant Sale, Sat. May 14th, 8am – 3pm
The Third Annual Roland Park Native Plant Sale will also take place at the Roland Park Elementary and Middle School.

Roland Park Ciclovia, Sun. May 15th, 8am – 1pm
Southbound Roland Ave to W. University Pkwy will be closed to traffic.  Pedestrians, cyclists, skaters and others are invited to use the street. Local bike shops will be on hand to tune up bikes and instruct children on bicycling safety.

For more information, CLICK HERE.